We've found the person who bought the $85 End Run not too long ago, and he's regular CIC visitor Michael Sørensen. So no, it wasn't a fake bid. Never underestimate the Wing Commander Fanatic.
That's a committed fan! And that reminds me, don't forget to email your End Run typos to Jetlag so he can compile a final release.
I went to WCnews today to read about End Run on various auctions. The one copy that was sold for 85 dollars was sold to me. I got it almost two months after it was paid. I will read it after I'm finished with Freedom Flight. I read the novels in chronological order. When I'm done I'll start all over. It's the 4th time I've started on my books.
85 bucks seems like a high price. I don't even dare to tell my friends about it, but I just HAD to have it. Would any real wingnut blame me? :-) It was the last book to complete my collection. Now I'm happy and somewhat poor.
BTW, I downloaded the pdf-file when it was available.
Intrepid Enters Spacedock
Spacedock has profiled another Wing Commander vessel! The BWS Intrepid is the star this episode of "Sci-Fi Ships You've Never Heard Of." Daniel, the author, has a huge soft spot for the WC series, and he's especially fond of this one. (2018-09-18)
Sienta la Ciencia y la Ficción
Christian Klein marches ever closer to having a complete set of Wing Commander games translated for Spain. This looks like a pretty thorough job with everything from the box to disc to manuals in Spanish, although no in-game audio has been revamped. The front doesn't have the big Midway flap that opens, but the static front and rearranged rear screenshot collage make it its own unique collectible! (2018-09-17)
Homeworld Mod Locks & Loads
The Homeworld Remastered Mod has gotten another update to more fully implement the fuel & ammunition mechanics that L.I.F. (2018-09-16)
The Edge of The Darkening
We've unearthed a fascinating piece of pre-history: a detailed preview of Privateer 2: The Darkening from the August 1996 issue of Edge magazine... written when the game was still just called 'The Darkening!' The article includes a beautiful two-page gallery of artwork, plenty of pre-release screenshots and a surprising amount of technical detail about the game's development team. (2018-09-15)
Sticker Shock: Cross Promotion
eBay find: as part of the marketing for the Wing Commander movie in 1999, they sent out little promo stickers retailers could add to their existing stock of Wing Commander games... so you know this copy of Prophecy was still on the shelves about 18 months after release! (2018-09-14)